Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are a creamy easy recipe for potatoes that free up your stove top and oven for other dishes. This crockpot version uses Yukon Golds or Russet potatoes cooked in chicken broth, mashed with cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and garlic. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or special occasions.

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CROCKPOT MASHED POTATOES

The whole point of crockpot mashed potatoes is to to free up some stove top or oven space on busy days like Thanksgiving day or just to throw it in and forget it kind of a side dish for a big meal. A lot of recipes I’ve seen out there go through the whole process of boiling and mashing, then have you place that mixture in a slow cooker. That defeats the whole purpose in my opinion.

This mashed potato recipe starts with raw potatoes in a slow cooker covered with chicken broth. They cook slowly and when their done you can do the whole mashing process in the crock of the slow cooker. I like to use a potato masher or potato ricer, but you can also use an electric mixer if you are careful to not overwhip or they will get gummy.

slow cooker mashed potatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • POTATOES – my favorite are Yukon gold potatoes because they make really creamy potatoes. Some people prefer Russet potatoes or red potatoes.peeled potatoes
  • CHICKEN BROTH / CHICKEN STOCK – the potatoes will oxidize and turn grey if you do not cover them in chicken broth. Vegetable broth can also be used.
  • SOUR CREAM
  • CREAM CHEESE
  • BUTTER – a little butter never hurt anyone and makes for good mashed potatoes.
  • MINCED GARLIC
  • HEAVY CREAM OR WHOLE MILK – 
  • SALT

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER MASHED POTATOES

  1. Place potatoes in the slow cooker and pour chicken broth over. You can also use just water as long as you use enough water to cover. Add the butter and salt. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low until potatoes are tender.

  2. Carefully drain the liquid out. Add the butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic. Using a masher or electric mixer, smash potatoes until potato mixture is nice and creamy. Add cream or milk as needed to get the required consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Keep potatoes on the warm setting until ready to serve. Top with chives if desired.

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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes are a creamy easy recipe for potatoes that free up your stove top and oven for other dishes.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • cream or milk
  • optional chopped chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in the slow cooker and pour chicken broth over. You can also use just water as long as you use enough water to cover. Add 2 tablespoons of butter on top and the salt. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low until potatoes are tender.

  2. Carefully drain the liquid out. Add the butter, cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic. Using a masher or electric mixer, smash potatoes until potato mixture is nice and creamy. Add cream or milk as needed to get the required consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep potatoes on the warm setting until ready to serve. Top with chives if desired.

slow cooker mashed potatoes